Mondays with Marty

In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther explains why God does not reveal himself completely to us:

429. Someone asked: “Why doesn’t God reveal Himself completely to us?” I answered: if one could believe it all, he would be so overcome with joy that he could not eat nor do anything. God wants to save mankind from that, so that the Church will not collapse. I think of the world as a house blessedly built. David and the Prophets are the rafters, Christ is the supporting column in the middle of the house, that holds it altogether.  (p. 313)

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